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July 2011

Learn: Quantity Time Nurtures Quality Moments

What's more important: quality time or quantity time? My conclusion is that quality time sprouts in "quantity time" fields. Without a vast field that can foster spontaneous moments of pure quality, quality time (think a day's visit to an adventure park) looks like a potted plant sitting alone on a shelf. A potted plant might be nice to look at, but it's disconnected, needing only a little water now and then. A field, on the other hand, requires vigorous tending: sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing. Read more →

My favorite play activities from the past week: Spending restorative days in the forest near one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes. Playing round after round of various versions of Spot It! Hanging out with family, sharing meals and campfires with the mosquitoes. Reading books, including The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan:... Read more →